COVID-19 Testing

PRAXES now offers Health Canada approved PCR molecular tests with same-day results at our Halifax and Sydney, NS locations.

This isothermal nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) is accepted by most Countries instead of a lab-based PCR test.

To check the entry requirements for your specific travel scenario, please check with your airline, destination Country and refer to the following 2 websites:

*PRAXES will continue to offer Rapid Antigen Testing at this time, which is now accepted for travel by many Countries.

COVID-19 Lab-based PCR Testing on Hold

Lab-based PCR testing is reserved for critical identification of the virus in vulnerable and essential service populations. At this time, PRAXES will temporarily pause COVID-19 PCR lab-based testing until processing times stabilize again.

PRAXES offers COVID-19 testing for:

  • Travel that requires a COVID-19 test before departure.
  • Arrival tests in accordance with the current health and safety measures set out by Nova Scotia Health.
  • Asymptomatic testing for work sites, sporting groups, organizations and events.

*PRAXES does not provide testing for individuals showing signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Please call 811 or visit the novascotia.ca self assessment website to book a test.

How long will it take to get my result?

Click here to check the current wait times.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For answers to common questions, please review our FAQ.

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Book a COVID-19 test for an individual or family member

Individual or Family Test

Request COVID-19 Testing for a Group of Employees/Workers

Employees/Workers Testing